Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
As my colleague streiff covered a few days ago, rumors of Rep. Ilhan Omar having an affair with a married man were essentially confirmed. In a divorce filing, the Tim Mynett’s ex-wife revealed that her then husband had confessed the affair to her back in April. This was before Omar left her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi. The filing also shows that Omar is lying about the affair given the dates in question.
Oddly enough, CNN and MSNBC have both not reported on the story. Just an honest oversight, I’m sure. But CNN did manage to find time to white knight for her yesterday after the Alabama GOP called for her expulsion from Congress. The two biggest newspapers in the country are also ignoring the story, something they’d never do if this were even a local Republican official.
Neither the NYT nor WaPo has a story at this point about Tim Mynett and Ilhan Omar. https://t.co/Bc1ewpLjdj
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) August 28, 2019
There’s a lot more to the story though and details are starting to emerge. One of the more striking aspects is that Omar may have flouted campaign finance law to funnel money to her lover’s company, either to help enrich him, to keep him around, or both. As Joe Gabriel Simpson says above, almost one third of Omar’s campaign funds have gone to Mynett’s company for “consulting” and “travel expenses,” which coincidentally paid for Mynett to be present with Omar to carry out the affair.
The excessive travel is mentioned by Mynett’s ex-wife in the divorce filings as well.
Ilhan Omar's campaign has funded $21,547 in travel for Tim Mynett's company starting April 1.
One week later, Mynett told his wife he was having an affair with Omar, according to a divorce filing Tuesday.https://t.co/JK4pvVaonr
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) August 27, 2019
Overall, over $200,000 was spent in less than a year with Mynett’s company via Omar’s campaign coffers. Almost all that money was spent after the primary and in a general election race that was D+36. In other words, the “consulting” costs simply don’t add up. Further, she’s paid Mynett’s company $160,000 in 2019, an off election year where there’s usually very little spending by Congressional campaigns. The idea that she needed to spend that much cash with a single man during that specific time period for legitimate reasons is highly improbable. Oh yeah, and she was having an affair with him. Come on.
Ilhan Omar's congressional campaign has paid the consulting firm of a man whose wife says left her for the first-term congresswoman $222,000 since August 2018, campaign finance records indicate.
Most of that has come since the November election. pic.twitter.com/fqVDb2375r
— Theo Keith (@TheoKeith) August 28, 2019
The next question is whether this is illegal and a new complaint to the FEC alleges it was.
Report via the Daily Caller. To reiterate, all the mainstream, liberal outlets are blacking out this story.
Rep. Ilhan Omar violated campaign finance law by using campaign funds to pursue an affair with married Democratic consultant Tim Mynett, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Wednesday.
Omar’s campaign has disbursed $223,000 to Tim Mynett’s company, E. Street Group, LLC, from August 2018 through June 2019, mostly for fundraising consulting, FEC records show. But on April 1, her campaign began making payments to E. Street Group for “travel expenses.”
Beth Mynett said in her filing that her husband’s “more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments.”
Keep in mind that Omar has been caught using campaign funds for personal use before. She was found to be in violation of campaign finance law in Minnesota and had to pay a fine not too long ago. It looks like her flouting of the law didn’t end with state elections or federal immigration statutes.
The timing of the Omar campaign’s travel reimbursements to E. Street Group coinciding with the start of Omar’s alleged affair with Tim Mynett is suspect, according to an FEC complaint filed Wednesday by the conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC).
“If Ilhan for Congress reimbursed Mynett’s LLC for travel so that Rep. Omar would have the benefit of Mynett’s romantic companionship, the expenditures must be considered personal in nature,” NLPC said in its complaint.
The NLPC noted that FEC regulations prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal travel unless the candidate’s personal funds are used to reimburse their campaign.
“Rep. Omar’s filings do not reveal subsequent reimbursements for Mynett’s travel,” the NLPC stated.
Omar also failed to designate the expenditures as being for the primary or general election, which is a violation of FEC rules.
Perhaps she has the receipts to cover all this up and hand wave it away? That’s not out of the realm of possibility. The FEC needs to be looking hard at this though if they want to maintain any credibility. Regardless, what we are seeing here is just brazen. Having an affair with a consultant while he’s using campaign funds to fly to Omar to carry out the deed? It’s pretty incredible stuff and it’s the kind of thing that would be a blockbuster story if she weren’t an inter-sectional icon on the left. A kid smirked at a guy? National news. Ilhan Omar carries out an affair with someone she was paying with campaign funds? Not a peep. The mainstream media are either too dishonest or too fearful to even touch what is clearly a major revelation that deserves more digging.
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